S. CHRIS SHIRLEY

S. Chris Shirley is an award-winning writer/director and President of the Board of Lambda Literary Foundation. His debut novel, PLAYING BY THE BOOK, was published by Magnus Books in June 2014. He directed Roger Kuhn’s music video, “What’s Your Name,” which aired nationally in the US and made the annual MTV-Logo Top 10.  He also wrote/directed “Plus,” an award-winning short film that played at film festivals internationally.


He graduated from Auburn University where he served as photo editor of The Auburn Plainsman. He later received a graduate degree from Columbia University and studied filmmaking at New York University. He was born and raised in Greenville, Alabama and now resides in Manhattan.


Contact him at chris@schrisshirley.com.

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